Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

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Adriana [No Name Given] and Renee [No Name Given]

One Small Step conversation partners Adriana [No Name Given] and Renee [No Name Given] discuss political parties, family and their upbringing.

Caroline Weingarten & Annette Weinberg

Caroline, 98, sat down with Annette to share her story about surviving the Holocaust. She was 13 when Hitler came into power. Looking for a way out, she was one of 300 who were allowed to go to Palestine, because...

Eva Perlman & Annette Weinberg

Eva was eight months old when Hitler come to power. Her father was part of the resistance and fled with her and her brothers to Marseille, France then on to Lyon where he continued to fight for the resistance. Her...

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Paul Ort and Suzy Ort

A woman interviews her 69 year-old father about his growing up in Prague, Czechoslovakia during Nazi and Communist occupations. His mother and her family were involved in the Czech underground resistance, and had a hand in the assassination of Reinhard...

A Driven Father, striving to be driven like his father

I interview my father Herb Staniszewski (60) about when he first saw me, and about his father

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Ekkerhart Rausch and Frederic Bien

Frederic Bien (56) interviews his friend and neighbor Ekkehart Rausch (74) about Ekkehart's father's life, fighting as a non-supportive German in the Nazi army in World War II, and his eventual emigration to the United States in 1958, where he...

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Odette Cook and Daniel Moore

The story of Odette's childhood and family history, beginning with her family's emigration from Hungary to France, her move to London, and then the United States.

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Joan Stein Jenkins and Sarah Jenkins

Joan Stein Jenkins (54) and her daughter Sarah Jenkins (27) talk about Judaism and Jewish culture in their family, anti-Semitism, visiting Israel, and their family's immigration to the United States.

Paulina Castiel & Annette Weinberg

Paulina, during the war the Nazis would make their lives miserable. When she was four they were taken from their home in Romania and forced them into a ghetto where they waited to be taken to Auschwitz. Her father was...

12 months, 12 camps, 12 years old: A Dark Time in History.

At just 12 years old, Edith Frankie’s life was turned upside down. She went from having friends to being called an ugly jew, having rocks and mud thrown at her, and being forced to wear the yellow star on all...

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Marion Gruber, Suzy Blough, Sara Blough, and Randi Yablon

Marion Gruber (86) visits StoryCorps Atlanta to talk about her life with her daughters, Randi Yablon (62) and Suzy Blough (61), as well as her granddaughter Sara Blough (27).

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Beq Parker and Kenneth Wetcher

One Small Step participants, Kenneth "Ken" Wetcher (80) and Beq Parker (72), talk about their political views, identities, and differing ideas about the military.

Les & Susan Cooper

Les and his family had many narrow escapes from the Nazis during the war and they eventually managed to escape across the boarder to Austria from Hungary. They had to live in a camp for a few months before they...

My Private Army

My 91 year old grandpa, Joe Jedeikin, was a young Jewish boy growing up in Switzerland during the Nazi Era. He tells a story about a fearful incident with the Nazis during his travels to his aunt's wedding in Latvia.